Positives: The course structure was very well done, I was able to complete a number of business units, electives and units specific to my majors. It allowed me to further develop my knowledge in many general business areas. Another positive was the hands on experience which i could complete if i wanted too. In my event specific units we were encouraged to volunteer at a number events which were organised through the lecturer/tutor. The resources available to us were also great, for example, we had a number of free workshops we could go to to get help/ for our assignments to be reviewed.
Negatives: Textbooks were very expensive and were different for each unit. Communication with specific lecturers, some of which took a long amount of time to respond to emails causing further stress when assignments were due and exams were coming up. Another negative is that assignments across all units always seemed to be due at the same time, for example I would have four different assignments due within the same week. Another negative for me was the lack of industry speakers, it would have been nice to get more of an insight from professionals within the events industry.
My advice to future students is: To seek help if you need it, there are so many useful resources on campus including workshops, lecturers/tutorers and other students. Many people worry and are ashamed to go and seek further help, but if you think it would benefit you just do it :)
Positives: I major in Sports Science and Human Biology, the positive aspects are the sports science units and facilities. The university itself is very supportive and easy going. The lectures and tutorials are also enjoyable.
Negatives: The negative aspect is the fact that choosing Bachelor of Science (3 years) with two majors is very limited. You don’t get the practical included from the sports science and by the end of the degree, you don’t feel confident enough to actually do personal training as an example. As a basis to entry for other courses, it’s not too bad. And for the Human biology side, it is also limited, you don’t feel ready and qualified to get into laboratory based jobs and it’s also not accredited. Since you didn’t do enough units and the course itself is too broad. If I went back in time or had the choice again, I would choose a specific course in order for it to be more specialised. Either I would do Sports Science at ECU, or Laboratory Medicine at Curtin since its accredited there and includes practical work experiences, which most jobs require these days
My advice to future students is: Try to figure out your interests earlier on, and do a more specialised course at the right uni, in order to have higher chances of getting jobs. And if possible make sure the course is accredited or has practical/work experience included. And it doesn’t matter if it’s an extra year, as it will be better than wasting 2-3 years on the wrong degree
Positives: Was able to complete a work experience placement with Tourism Western Australia which was amazing and really useful. Had the opportunity to apply to work at Disney. Even though I didn't get the place it was really useful interview experience. Able to complete a minor in event management
Negatives: Unit called cruise ship tourism was cancelled which meant I had to juggle my schedule to fit it in. Some of the lecturers were very boring and had been out of the industry a long time. Would have liked more industry professionals to talk about industry jobs
My advice to future students is: Make sure you have a passion for this subject. There is lots of competition for jobs so need to be prepared to work hard
Positives: One of a few unis to offer a specific event management course. Was also able to learn in depth aspects of hospitality and sports environment. Able to do a six month work experience placement which proved invaluable experience. Lots of opportunity to do additional volunteering for large event companies.
Negatives: Wished I had been encouraged to do a minor or a major. Think it would have really helped my resume if I had done a major in marketing. Wish there was more specific event management units, majority were either sport and hospitality based
My advice to future students is: Really think about doing a minor or major especially in marketing as that is a requirement for most event jobs. Take every volunteering opportunity as possible
Positives: There is a lot of work experience opportunities which really adds a lot to your CV. Have the chance to work in a number of organisations rather than one long work experience placement. Opportunity to do minors and majors in other subjects which also broadens your knowledge. Had the opportunity to do a number of business units and also sport specific units. Really appreciated that not all units had exams. Able to create your timetable to be flexible to your schedule, no specific order to do units.
Negatives: Would have been good to have more industry professionals come in and talk. Would have given better idea of the large amounts of different jobs in the sports sector (Not just the standard).
The difference in expectation in some of the lecturers. Some lecturers were easy markers which meant you could achieve high marks whereas others were really tough and difficult to succeed. My six month practical placement was ruined by sending me to a place that wasn't suitable. Wasn't able to complete the placement.
My advice to future students is: Make sure you are prepared and know the expectations of the course. Took me a while to understand how to organise my timetable. Make sure you have the correct textbooks for each unit, best to buy secondhand or rent from the library. Always attend lectures because lecturers always mark more favourably
Positives: The variety of places you can study and the fact it’s available online. You can also study overseas which is an awesome opportunity and one that you should definitely take up if you get the chance!
They also help provide all your links to what you need and what you need to complete in what amount of time.
Negatives: It can be quite confusing to find and navigate your way around university and the website you have to use. It’s also really expensive and doesn’t let you cover medical costs with your hecs
My advice to future students is: To definitely take the overseas study options! They’re really eye opening and give you perspective to how different nursing is in different countries. It’s also great if you want to travel while working as a nurse, as it gives you the experience you need to get work in other countries.
Positives: You’re able to go on prac within your first semester of starting the course, which gives you insight into what you’re getting yourself into and if you’re really up for becoming a nurse. It also provides a lot of information about where you can work, and that you’re not limited to only working in your state and where you start, eg mental health, you can still switch to emergency.
Negatives: It doesn’t leave a lot of time for you to work and earn outside of studying. For parents or struggling students, it’s tight and really stressful especially when you start getting into the months worth of prac.
My advice to future students is: Save as much money as you can and prepare yourself for your third year! Don’t stress too much over your assignments but that doesn’t mean you can slack off!
Positives: Within this course, it appeals to all types of learners, from visual, to hands on, and embraces your different learning styles and they use them to help you succeed. If you’re someone who likes practical assessments, this course is fantastic and they even have their own simulation ward to make the experience more real. You also get to go out into hospitals and nursing homes within your first semester of begging your studies, with many placements offering job opportunities before you’ve even finished your course, depending how dedicated you are of course.
The tutors and lecturers are very understanding, and provide many places for you to go and receive help for multiple types of situations, such as essay writing, academic struggles and even a free counselling services.
Negatives: It can be quite demanding, and if you’re not ready to dedicate yourself it will hold you back. It can also be quite emotional and mentally draining. It’s a lot to take in and keep up with, and if you’re not willing to change diapers or clean up vomit, you will struggle. There are also a lot of classes that can be quite difficult if you’ve never learnt the subject before, such as science.
My advice to future students is: Plan your days. Save your money and buy second hand! You don’t need the most expensive pieces of equipment at the beginning, but make sure you’re also ticking off your pre practicum list EARLY! There is a lot you need to do and be organised for, think smart and also try and submit your assessments 2-3 days early so you can see your similarity report, and if it’s high, you have time to change your work around.
Plagiarism is a huge deal in university, don’t do it and paraphrase everything!
Positives: This course provides the building blocks to getting started at uni
Negatives: Can be a little bit boring and basic at times
My advice to future students is: Study hard and it pays off
Positives: It is very broad so I am able to learn a variety of topics
Negatives: The basics can be boring
My advice to future students is: Study what your interested in
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